Upgrades for Textron Aviation’s piston products


Textron Aviation has announced upgrades for its piston line-up – including Beechcraft Baron, Beechcraft Bonanza and all Cessna piston aircraft.

The new production Beechcraft Bonanza G36 will now offer a 155 lb increase to its maximum take-off weight, giving a maximum useful load of 1,213 lb in its standard configuration with six seats.

In addition, new production Bonanzas, along with Beechcraft Baron G58 aircraft, will offer three new interior schemes and a new cockpit layout with a standalone autopilot controller. New Bonanzas and Bonanzas will also include a Garmin GI 275 electronic standby; a carbon monoxide detector integrated in the Garmin avionics system; USB ports at every seat; powered headset plugs in the cockpit; and updated LED exterior lighting. New models of each aircraft are anticipated to be delivering in mid-2022.

All new production Cessna high-wing piston aircraft will also include a Garmin GI 275 electronic standby – eliminating three analogue standby instruments and providing additional flight data. The interior of Cessna high-wing piston aircraft also feature refreshes with the addition of Alcantara seat inserts along with a backlit USB A/C port in the cockpit.

“These are upgrades that will truly enhance the flying experience for our customers,” said Chris Crow, vice president, piston sales. “Customers will experience a noticeable change when they’re inside each of these aircraft.”

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